CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of Trebizond supplies an instance, not very rare in numismatics, of a currency of great abundance remaining...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper - Jack D. Young, EAC

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is only my second article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins”, following one published here on CoinWeek...
Dale Friend: A Rememberance

Dale Friend: A Rememberance

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The first time I can recall interacting with Dale Friend was around 15 years or so ago. I...
Ryder to Resign as U.S. Mint Director, Doone to Take Acting Director Role

The Coin Analyst: What Will Mint Director Ryder’s Long-Term Impact Be on the Numismatic...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the aftermath of the resignation October 1 of David J. Ryder as Director of the United States...
United States 1886 Morgan Dollar Silver Coin

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint...
New York International Numismatic Convention Moves for January 2022 50th Annual Event

New York International Numismatic Convention Moves for January 2022 50th Annual Event

The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) is moving to a new site, according to Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley. “Although our event has...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of October

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of October

By CoinWeek .....   October has historically been an important month for the United States Mint. In its earliest days, October marked the beginning of a mission...
English Civil War Siege Money

English Civil War Siege Money

King Charles I stands centre wearing the blue sash of the Order of the Garter; Prince Rupert of the Rhine is sat next to him and Lord Lindsey stands next...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   "What was the last ancient coin?" The question is unanswerable. There was no "last” ancient coin, just as there...
Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Doug Davis

Numismatic Crime – Reward Offered in Major Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coins Lost/Stolen in the Mail - NV to CA A USPS priority mail...
The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The 59 distinct designs of the silver and gold classic commemoratives are often collected by theme. The bald...

Jeff Garrett: Selling Coins by Private Treaty

Not all coins need to be sold through an auction house; a private sale can be fruitful   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...
Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Much has been written by eminent numismatists and religious scholars on the biblical significance of the shekels of Tyre....
The Death and Return of an Emperor: Commemorative French Napoleonic Medals

The Death and Return of an Emperor: Commemorative French Napoleonic Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   “It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Aksum, by Mike Markowitz

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FIVE DAYS MARCH inland from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, stands the city of...
Top 10 Women on Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...

A Contemporaneous British Take on German World War I Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   German World War I medals are viewed today through three main lenses: as simple vehicles for propaganda espousing Teutonic...
Newman Numismatic Portal

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Third NNP Symposium, October 15-17, 2021

Launched in August 2020, the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium brings together a diverse selection of numismatic presentations into a concentrated, three-day, Zoom-based format....

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...
A Massive Coin for a Massive Empire: The Russian 5 Kopek Copper

A Massive Coin for a Massive Empire: The Russian 5 Kopek Copper

The Imperial Russian 5 Kopek certainly has a heft befitting such an imposing country. But why strike such large copper coins?   By Tyler Rossi for...
Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   A scientist need not be chastised for every error. Neither should every archaeologist, numismatist, or historian. But when the...
Tubman, Jackson, and Boggs: How Art Predicted the Future of US Paper Money

Tubman, Jackson, and Boggs: How Art Predicted the Future of US Paper Money

By Robert Cavalier and Wayne Homren .....   J.S.G. Boggs The proposed Harriet Tubman $20 bill would not be the first time the famed abolitionist and women’s...

Harlan J. Berk Sells PQ Crimson Tide Peace Dollar Collection

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd (HJB) announced the sale of the Crimson Tide Peace Dollar Collection. This exceptionally nice, 100%...
Coin Board News Number 60 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 60 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 60 — Fall 2021   ANA CONVENTION A SUCCESS It was wonderful to...
Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 2016, archeologists discovered a small golden bead (3.175 mm, 0.148 g) while digging in the ancient village of...
Numismatic Crime Updates: Vehicle Burglary and Gold Bar Theft

Numismatic Crime Updates: Vehicle Burglary and Gold Bar Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Vehicle Burglary - Dealer Inventory Dealer Susanne Watts was the victim of a...
Weapons on Ancient Coins

Weapons on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT GREEK ARMIES fought mainly with the spear. Roman legions fought mostly with the sword. Persians fought...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of September

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of September

By CoinWeek .....   In this edition of Big Things, we take a look at a variety of events, historical and numismatic, that have taken place at...
The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On August 10 the United States Mint offered the 200,000 2021 Peace dollars being issued to mark the centennial of...
The Coin Analyst: Comparing Today’s Booming Coin Market With the 1980s

The Coin Analyst: Comparing Today’s Booming Coin Market With the 1980s

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Today’s Coin Market There is no doubt we are in the midst of a very bullish coin and bullion...